Sheet Music: Helvic Head

TitleHelvic Head
Alternate titlesHelvick Head
Melvin Head
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–B5
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time1:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-05-10
Last updated2021-05-10
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Monday 10 May 2021

Tune of the Day: Helvic Head

Traditional Irish jig

This jig is taken from O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipe, first published around 1805. Helvick Head (Ceann Heilbhic in Irish) is a promontory stretching out from the coastline of County Waterford. The tune was printed in O'Neill's Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1922) under the corrupt title “Melvin Head”.